Enugu Rangers qualify for 2019 CAF Confederation Cup group stage


Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Enugu Rangers have qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup group stage after they eliminated Bantu FC of Lesotho 4-2 on aggregate on Sunday.

The Nigerian club won the first leg of the playoffs 2-1 in Maseru a week ago, but they were stunned after just 13 minutes, when Lehlohonolo Fothoane put the visitors from Lesotho in front at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Cathedral Stadium.

Ajani Ibrahim drew the home team level in the 19th minute with an assist by Tope Olusesi, before Godwin Aguda made it 2-1 a minute later with Ifeanyi George providing the assist.

The Lesotho champions improved in the second half to stop ‘The Flying Antelopes’ from recording a bigger win.

The draw for the group stage will be staged tomorrow in Cairo, Egypt.

Rangers had multiple opportunities to make the win more comfortable with Kevin Itoya and Pascal Seka guilty of failing to put the ball behind the net.

Rangers who first featured at this stage of the competition in 2004 will replicate the achievement of Enyimba International by progressing to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup 4-2 on aggregate.

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